Monday, October 26, 2009

How to make a monolithic concrete dome

http://www.monolithic.com/topics/domes


The Monolithic Dome

Cutaway David Collins
Schematic cutaway of the layers of the final Monolithic Dome.

Foundation

Airform

Polyurethane Foam

Steel rebar

Shotcrete

2 comments:

  1. Nice layout of this blog!

    Is there a way to reduce the waste of the concrete shotcrete due to rebound? How close can you get to the rebar when spraying?

    Thanks, Joel

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  2. Hi Joel, not sure really. Seems to be many factors involved. But, I was able to find this article about ECC which might help: http://ace-mrl.engin.umich.edu/NewFiles/publications/2009/lpl-shotcreting.pdf

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